Quality Manager

Posted about 1 month ago by UK Atomic Energy Authority
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £48,310 - £54,897 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Sector Public Sector
Posted about 1 month ago
Apply by Friday, 24 January 2020

Are you an experienced Quality Manager with a background in managing quality assurance in an engineering environment?

Do you have substantial knowledge and experience of developing and implementing Quality strategy that drives continuous improvement within the framework of ISO Standards (9001, 14001 and 45001)?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Quality Manager to join their team within the Assurance Division. You will work with stakeholders across the business, be responsible for our Integrated Management System, drive the continuous improvement cycle and maintain certification to standards. You will manage a team of circa 8 quality professionals, providing advice and support to the organisation on all matters relating to quality.

Key accountabilities to include:

- Developing and implementing the Quality Strategy for UKAEA, that supports delivery of our mission and goals

- Leading the Quality cultural change programme across the organisation, including development and implementation of quality training

- Managing allocation of quality assurance support across the organisation as well as performance managing your team

- Reviewing and improving our Management System in accordance with the combined certificate (ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2017) requirements ensuring it can accommodate the organisational growth and diversification

- Developing a programme of continual improvement (e.g. customer focus, leadership, engagement with people, process approach and relationship with key stakeholders)

- Establish and manage quality KPIs providing management reporting on performance

- Work with UKAEA business units / programmes to meet UKAEA customer / stakeholder requirements, ensuring an appropriate system for customer feedback and complaints.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

- Degree or equivalent ideally in an engineering/science discipline
- Knowledge and experience of ISO 9001 based quality management systems
- Extensive experience in managing quality assurance within an engineering or manufacturing environment
- Ability to clearly communicate effectively to all areas of the organisation at all levels
- Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective working relationships across the organisation
- Experience of managing teams
- Experience of auditing internal processes and external suppliers

- Lead Auditor qualification
- Knowledge of industrial standards for fabrication and welding

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method(s):
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

UK Atomic Energy Authority

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